Job Title: Applications Engineer

Position Function: Provide engineering services and technical assistance as required to support the quotation process and related functions performed by the Technical Sales Group.

Required Education: High School graduate or equivalent required and 4-year degree in an engineering related field or equivalent experience required.

Required Experience: 1-5 years professional engineering experience required; Electrical or mechanical engineering experience preferred; AutoCAD experience required.

Relevant Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents, including mechanical, electrical, and piping drawings. Proficient in Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Must have ability to interface with customers, field sales, and other company personnel on a technical level. Must have ability to conceptualized abstract ideas; may be called upon to communicate with customers on technical issues. Must have solid knowledge of basic manufacturing processes and basic computer skills; Must be a self-starter. Good organizational skills; Ability to handle stress produced by time pressure, customer demands, etc.; Must be detail oriented.

Location: Marion, IA

Travel: Travel up to 15% of the time


Essential Tasks:

  1. Independently prepare quotations, determine cost estimates and prices, develop proposal descriptions, develop or markup technical drawings, and establish selling strategies from customer’s User Requirement Specifications or from reports given by Outside Sales. Finished work to be reviewed and approved by the appropriate Process Technology manager before submission.
  2. Prepare costing, pricing, and related technical information as necessary to support the quotation and related sales processes. As required, travel to customer site to provide technical support and assistance.
  3. Work with design engineering and the laboratory on FREUND Inc.’s new products and designs. From that work, develop the necessary materials (cost sheets, summary sheets, proposal descriptions, drawings, detailed explanations to field sales, etc.) for the Technical Sales Group to introduce those products and designs to the market.  Create CAD drawings (installation layout, specification drawings) to support the quotation process.
  4. Provide backup assistance, as necessary, to the Process Technology manager function.
  5. Protect and maintain confidentiality of sensitive company information, client data, proprietary knowledge, and any other confidential information/materials.

 Discretionary Tasks:

  1. Provide technical presentations and speeches to FREUND Inc.’s customers as required.
  2. Provide technical and sales training to FREUND Inc. personnel as needed through the preparation of visual aids, technical information, and stand-up instruction.
  3. Work with project execution functions, as necessary, to meet project deadlines.

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